New Attractions Coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios

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Walt Disney World Resort has been making a lot of big announcements lately. As a large company, there are always many moving parts, new projects, canceled projects, strange surprises, and changes constantly coming and going.

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This year, they will be debuting for the first time a Christmas-themed event at Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park called Disney Jollywood Nights. But this isn’t just the theme park being open a few hours later with a couple extra holiday lights. It will feature a few new surprises…

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Disney Jollywood Nights’ Attractions

As part of the special event, Disney will introduce Holiday Fiesta en la Calle, among other special shows in the park.

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Holiday Fiesta en la Calle

Borrowing from various Latino cultures, Holiday Fiesta en la Calle will be ABC Commissary Lane’s transformation. The new event party/area will be a street fair party that will include a live band with Latin beats and various food and drinks based on Hollywood classics. The team creating the event discussed how they wanted to bring their unique experiences of growing up in Hispanic households and celebrating the holidays.

ABC Commissary Sign


Theater of the Stars

There will also be a special holiday show at Theater of the Stars (where Beauty and the Beast Live on Stage performs typically). The new show will feature Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy as they host a live holiday special with other Disney friends.

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Jack Skellington Sing-Along

Another unique offering that will be available for guests attending Disney Jollywood Nights is a seasonal sing-along with Jack Skellington and Oogie Boogie located at the Hyperion Theater (where “For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration” plays typically).

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All the new Disney Jollywood Nights’ attractions are designed to explore the question, “What do the holidays mean to you?”

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Other Holiday Events at Walt Disney World Resort

If you’re interested in attending Walt Disney World Resort during the holiday season, remember events are going on at every one of the four theme parks. At Magic Kingdom Park you can enjoy Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, while EPCOT offers the Candlelight Processional that retells the story of Christmas, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom has the Merry Menagerie.

Girl holding candle at EPCOT Processional

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Disney Jollywood Nights Details

The holiday-themed event at Disney’s Hollywood Studios debuts on November 11. It takes place from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., but guests with tickets can enter the park as early as 7 p.m.
Ticket prices range from $159 – $179 per person.

Disney Jollywood Nights 2023 dates are:
November: 11 (sold out), 18, 20, 27, 29
December: 4, 6,16,18, 20

About Steven Wilk

Steven has a complicated relationship with Disney. As a child, he visited Walt Disney World every few years with his family. But he never understood why kids his age (and older) were so scared of Snow White or Alien Encounter. He is a former participant of the Disney College Program (left early…long story), and he also previously worked in Children’s publishing, where he adapted multiple Disney movies and TV shows. He has many controversial opinions about Disney…like having a positive view of Michael Eisner, believing Return of the Jedi is superior to The Empire Strikes Back, and that Toy Story Land and Galaxy’s Edge should have never been built (at least not at Hollywood Studios). Every year for the past two decades, Steven has visited either Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Aulani or went on a Disney Cruise. He’s happy to share any and all knowledge of the Disney destinations (and he likes using parenthesis a lot…as well as ellipses…)